Wasim Akram launches scathing attack on Jay Shah
ACC President Jay Shah made a statement this week that Team India will not travel to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup. Former Pakistan Captain Wasim Akram has now responded to the statement and has questioned the statement.
The decision announced by Shah in the aftermath of the BCCI’s election has not gone well with the Pakistan cricket fraternity with many ex-crickets lashing out at the Indian cricket board.
Wasim Akram says India can’t dictate terms
“Badi zabardast statement di hai cricket board ne. India can’t dictate ki Pakistan kaise cricket khele. Aur Pakistan me cricket bhi 10-15 saal baad shuru hui hai. I’m an ex-cricketer, and sportsperson, I don’t know what’s happening on the political front. But people to people contact zaroori hai. Agar aapko kehna hi tha Jay Shah sahab, toh aap kam se kam hamaare chairman ko phone karte, meeting bithaate Asian Council ki. Aap Apna idea dete, uspe discussion hoti. (It was a brilliant statement from our cricket board. India can’t dictate how Pakistan plays its cricket. Pakistan has started hosting teams after 10-15 years now. I’m an ex-cricketer, and sportsperson, I don’t know what’s happening on the political front. But communication is important. If Jay Shah had to say something, he should have phone-called the PCB chairman, there should have been a meeting of the Asian Cricket Council. There should have been a discussion),” said Akram on A-Sports.
“You can’t just stand up and say we are not travelling. Jabki award kiya hai poore council ne Pakistan ko Asia Cup.That’s not fair,” he added.
Wasim Akram says Shah should have contacted PCB chairman Ramiz Raja personally if there were any reservations or issues
Waqar Younis says India wants to damage Pakistan
Pakistan bowling legend Waqar Younis also stated that India “want to damage” Pakistan
, further adding that a country’s dignity is more important than playing cricket.
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